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Illinois Realtors Weekly Connection

REALTORS® celebrate numerous victories in April elections

Thirteen REALTOR®-backed candidates won local races, Wood River voters approved a 1 percent sales tax increase, Lemont voters approved a 1 percent sales tax increase and Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Sue Miller ran unopposed for McHenry City Council last Tuesday in Illinois' consolidated elections. 

Local REALTORS® of the Year Spotlight: Silver, Wlodarchak and Nagle

Illinois REALTORS® is honoring the local REALTORS® of the Year for making a difference in the industry and their communities. This week read about Matt Silver of Chicago, Carol Wlodarchak of Peru and Cindy Nagle of Springfield. Buy your tickets here for the April 29 REALTOR® of the Year Banquet.


Apply for committees, BOD by May 8 deadline

Set a goal and grow your career by developing your professional and leadership skills within the Illinois REALTORS® organization. Sign up for an Illinois REALTORS® committee or apply for the Board of Directors by May 8. Find out more.


Managing Brokers: Register by 4 p.m. today for the second-to-last BMCE webinar

April 10-11 is the second-to-last Broker Management CE webinar available from Illinois REALTORS Licensing and Training Center before the April 30, 2019 managing broker license renewal deadline. Register now.

Revised Fair Housing brochures now available for downloading

Members of Illinois REALTORS® can login and download the latest versions of Fair Housing brochures. Fair Housing is a Serious Matter! – A Guide for Real Estate Professionals provides a historical recap of Fair Housing law, a summary of Illinois Human Rights Act Provisions, an explanation of Fair Housing guidelines and practical application of the law. The Fair Housing is a Serious Matter! – A Sellers' Guide explains how property owners must handle their marketing, advertising, showings and more. It also outlines penalties that property owners and real estate professionals will face if they are found guilty of discrimination.


Safety alert

It has been reported by one of our members in the Tinley Park area that a broker hosting an open house narrowly escaped an attacker who came to an open house and asked to see the basement. The host let the assailant go first and she stayed at the top of the steps, but as they were leaving the basement, he attempted to subdue her with a "stun gun." She was able to escape without further physical injury and a person of interest is being held pending charges.  This message should serve as a reminder that all brokers, regardless of age or gender, need to be acutely aware of surroundings and safety precautions.  

See suggested safety measures and check your office policies for required safety precautions:

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